THIS 20 ACRE BEACHFRONT PROPERTY OFFERS MAXIMUM PRIVACY AND RELAXATION

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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THIS 20 ACRE BEACHFRONT PROPERTY OFFERS MAXIMUM PRIVACY AND RELAXATION

Cabo Matapalo House Rental Photos and Description

Affordable Beachfront Rental Home with sleeping space for up to 10 people.

Roca Dura is a remote beachfront property spanning over twenty acres on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Located at the end of the road in Cabo Matapalo, you are sure to enjoy maximum privacy during your stay in this secluded jungle paradise. The property boarders Matapalo Beach then stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens and backs up to a mountainside draping with the rainforests canopy. The house is situated at the base of the mountainside, featuring gardens views with the sound of the waves crashing nearby.

Roca Dura can accommodate up to 10 people, making it the ideal vacation home for families, groups of friends, or small retreats. The main floor has an open floor plan consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and dinning area. Just off the dining area are two bedrooms, each with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom, with a hot water shower on the main floor. The windows on the main floor are screened in. The second floor has an open air design that allows the breeze off the mountain to pass through during the night. There are two separate sleeping areas, one with a double bed and the other with four single beds. There is also a half bath with toilet and sink on this level.

While staying at Roca Dura you will enjoy an off the grid experience. A small solar system powers the lights, fans, and fridge. There is a small inverter for charging electronics (standard US 110 outlet). The water supply, which is drinkable, comes from a nearby spring.

Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km South on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf, with waves that vary in difficulty. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agouties, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.

The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Gretchen Rhoades

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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This 20 Acre Beachfront Property offers maximum privacy and relaxation
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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This 20 Acre Beachfront Property offers maximum privacy and relaxation
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Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
Panaca, NV
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Dream Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I arrived at Roca Dura right after it got dark and we were warmly greeted by Olman and his daughter. We settled in nicely and the next morning awoke to the sound of howler monkeys, toucans, and scarlet Macaws. I dawned on us that we had found paradise.

The grounds are beautifully planted with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers that attract a diverse array of wildlife. We observed over 35 species of birds just by sitting in the wading pool and looking out at the trees.

There were great hiking trails right next to the house and Olman was a great hiking guide. The swimming beach was a pleasant 15 minute walk down the Cabo road. The water was warm and refreshing.

The house was well equipped, especially the kitchen and I really appreciated the wifi. When we return to Costa Rica, we really hope to stay here again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hola Victoria! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Roca Dura and plan to stay with us again in the future. It sounds like you were able to experience the magic of the Osa Peninsula while here. Pura Vida!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Puerto Jimenez
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Playa Matalo
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Buena Esperanza
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Encanta La Vida
Car: recommended

The Osa Peninsula and Gulfo Dulce offer a variety of activities that will allow you to get up close and personal with nature. Adventure seekers will also find plenty of tours that will keep their adrenaline pumping. Here's a list of some of the tours offered in the area:

Surfing Lessons

Tree Climbing

Waterfall Repelling

Zip Lining

Bird Watching

Nature Hikes (either in the surrounding area or to Corcovado National Park)

Snorkeling

Dolphin watch

Sailing

Deep sea fishing

Kayaking

If you're looking for a more relaxing experience, yoga, massage and spa are also offered in the area.

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Availability & Rates

Cabo Matapalo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Dec 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
$150
$1,000
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Semana Santa
Apr 13 2014 - Apr 19 2014
$1,750
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$130
$860
$2,500
3 nights
 
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$100
$650
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$1,750
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$1,750
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$115
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance can be paid upon arrival.
Notes *High Season, Low Season, and Green Season Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests are $20/person during High and Low Season, and $15/person during Green Season.

***Holiday Season rates are up to 4 guests. Additional guests are an additional $150/week.
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Amenities

Cabo Matapalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This large tiled bathroom is equipped with hot water shower.
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , A small bathroom with toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This room gets a lot of natural light.
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This bedroom is located just off the kitchen/dinning area.
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 double , This bedroom is located just off the kitchen/dinning area.
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , This rooms serves as a bunk room. Great for the kids!
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
The oversized outdoor shower, known as the chorro, is the perfect place to refresh yourself during the heat of the day. The small pool can be filled for lounging or for children to play in.
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